Guanfacine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2004 358 -
2005 491  133
2006 359  132
2007 373  14
2008 424  51
2009 357  67
Year Rank Change
2010 269  88
2011 241  28
2012 203  38
2013 225  22
2014 228  3

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Clonidine 11,132,422
Guanfacine (this drug) 2,630,263

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Intuniv
  • Tenex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Guanfacine Hydrochloride
  • Guanfacine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 10/27/1986
First FDA applicant: Promius Pharma Llc
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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